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Four Quartets - Poems - Little Gidding
... because of Eliot's declining health and his dissatisfaction with early drafts of the poem ... Eliot was unable to finish the poem until September 1942 ... Like the three previous poems of the Four Quartets, the central theme is time and humanity's place within it ...

Famous quotes containing the word poems:

    Some poems are for holidays only. They are polished and sweet, but it is the sweetness of sugar, and not such as toil gives to sour bread. The breath with which the poet utters his verse must be that by which he lives.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
    Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65–8 B.C.)

    After all, poets shouldn’t be their own interpreters and shouldn’t carefully dissect their poems into everyday prose; that would mean the end of being poets. Poets send their creations into the world, it is up to the reader, the aesthetician, and the critic to determine what they wanted to say with their creations.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)